Two quick RPC related questions (from an RPC newbie):
1) I have the source to Sun's RPCSRC4.0 (found using archie). A Sun text -
"The Art of Distributed Applications" - refers to a newer release
RPCSRC4.1. However, using archie I am unable to locate this version.
Does anyone know of this release, and, if so, from where is it available?
2) While archie'ing, I came across TIRPC (the Transport Independent RPC). The
above Sun text describes TIRPC as working with the TLI (Transport Layer
Interface) and using STREAMS rather than SOCKETS. Now, I know nothing
of STREAMS, but could a client built with TIRPC make an RPC call to a server
built with socket-based RPC (RPCSRC4.0) (assuming that the network
protocol [TCP/IP or UCP/IP] is the same)?
The TIRPC states that the code is backwards source compatible, but does
not mention what to expect when calling a non TI/TLI server (or a client).
I guess I'm asking if a TIRPC client/server (using STREAMS) work with a
RPC server/client (using SOCKETS) if using the same network protocol?
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